Failure of rear evaporator on Chrysler Town & Country

Average mileage: 73,232 (13,000–195,000)
9 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
66 people reported this problem
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rear evaporator has corroded and needs to be replaced. Apparently this is a common problem with Chrylsler minivans.
Same problem - rear evaporator leaking - I was just quoted $755 to fix
Blowing warm air, had system filled with leak check, 2 weeks later A/C failed again, saw fluid in the driveway. Quoted $810 from dealer, $830 from LRS. Really upset about this. Not covered under 100k power train warranty according to dealer.
2006 Chrysler Town & Country 141,000 mi,
front ac works. no ac in the rear, blows hot air. what is my problem?
Same issue, AC blowing hot air. Tried recharging it but low side pressure was inaccurate due to compressor not kicking in. Unable to recharge so I took it to my mechanic. He diagnosed as rear evaporator leak and said $999 to fix, including parts and labor, plus tax. Checked the local stealerships and they all reported costs from $600 to $1000. I checked the stealership I purchased the van from (used) two months and less than 2000 miles ago and they said roughly $650. However, I am loathe to give them any more money, I've had plenty of other issues with them. So I think it's the local repairshop and cursing Chrysler every chance I get. A class action lawsuit against Chrysler seems in order here with the amount of similar reports.
The A/C was only blowing hot air. I took the vehicle to Boulevard Chrysler Dodge in Montreal. I was told rear evaporator needed to be changed. $850 repair plus tax. I use the A/C less than 4 months out of the year. Very disappointed. Will never purchase another Chrysler product again.
2008 van hissing and blowing warm air. Took it to a shop and they said it was the rear evaporator system. Going to cost me $1000 to fix. Leaving for Florida so have to get it fixed. Really not happy that it is costing so much.
2007 Chrysler Town & Country 100,000 mi,
No AC at all. When charged, system leaks at rear evaporator near passenger side rear tire.
Salt corrosion rear evaporater. Needs replacing
rear evaporator and extension tubes
2007 Chrysler Town & Country 111,600 mi,
This is the 3rd time the rear evaporator and coil need to be replaced on this vehicle. First time was about 30K miles and the second time was about 70K miles. There is clearly a design flaw that makes this failure common.
Rear evaporator leaking. Around $800 to fix.
2013 Town and Country got no AC last year (2015) and got it re-charged by the dealer and they found no leak. This year no AC again and got it recharged and noticed green oily AC oil on the drive way right behind the rear passenger side tire and heard hiss.
Air stopped working in the fall last year. After 6 years the rear air evaporator has corroded out along with the line to the rear air. Cost $160 to refill and find leak, then $850 to replace the evaporator and corroded lines. Always seems to cost $1000 to fix air issues, poor design for this one.
lines to rear AC and rear evaporator corroded, needing replaced. System design FAIL. Costing over $1500 to fix.
2009 Chrysler Town & Country 135,000 mi,
AC stopped blowing cold air. Technician diagnosed two problems using dye to detect leakage. We had a hole in the front condenser and rear evaporator was leaking. We fixed the front condenser and blocked off the back evaporator lines instead of fixing that concern. Rear evaporator replacement was estimated at $800.
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 105,000 mi,
My 2005 Chrysler Town & Country has been losing a can or two each year for awhile, but this year it was losing a can in about two weeks. Noticed this forum and suspected I had he same problem with the rear A/C evaporator coil leaking. There is a great video from South Main Automotive on YouTube showing the replacement of this part. Not something for the typical do it yourselfer, but maybe with the help of a friend some A/C equipment and knowledge. In the YouTube video he replaces both the Expansion Valve and the Evaporator coil which he got from an OEM dealer for about $350.00. You can get coil by itself for about $70 and the Expansion valve for about $35. It's not clear if the real culprit is the coil, expansion valve, seals, or a combination, but in the video he mentions that once, on another vehicle, he tried to replace only the expansion valve (and seals) with no success, thus my guess is the coil alone with new seals might work. I borrowed a sniffer (fancy leak detector) and was easily able to detect refrigerant coming out the rear A/C vent. You need the engine and fan off, and all the doors shut so that the wind doesn't disperse the refrigerant. Since the A/C system will be open you should replace the dryer as part of this project, which requires equipment to suck the refrigerant out, vacuum pump to evacuate the system, oil charge, and gauges to properly refill the system.
No air conditioning. Filled with Freon, leaked out. $800 later and replaced rear air system.
Air conditioner would work intermittently. Was told the rear evaporator has a small leak. Want 1100 to fix just the rear evaporator and another 600 to replace the lines.
Rear evaporator leaking on 2013 T&C. Air started blowing hot, took for recharge, immediately started leaking refrigerant from evap lines just rear of passenger rear tire. Everyone needs to call chrysler and fill out a complaint at the following address. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml